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today

afternoon
29°C
80% Fineweather
4100m
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afternoon 29°C

Tuesday

Tuesday
28°C
60% Fineweather
4000m
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Wednesday

Wednesday
24°C
50% Fineweather
3900m
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Forecast

Central European weather is still in a summer lethargy! Warm air will continue to move into our region. Another hot day is therefore awaiting us with plenty of sunshine during the day, slowly increasing cloud in the afternoon and occasional thunderstorms in the evening.

Tendency

Slowly but surely we have to mentally prepare for more unstable weather. Already by Tuesday, it will begin to change with thunderstorms.

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Art History at Ambras Castle

Description

Ambras Castle

 

Ambras Castle is one of the main attractions in Innsbruck, the state capital of Tyrol.

 

Its cultural and historic significance is inseparable from the personality of Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595), who promoted the arts and sciences as a true Renaissance prince. He established the magnificent Ambras collections and had a museum facility built in the lower castle to house them, designed according to modern criteria from the time.

 

The current exhibition attempts to reconstruct the Archduke’s chamber of art & curiosities, his armoury, his collection of armour from famous heroes and his collection of antiquities. In Ferdinand’s time, the living quarters were located in the upper castle. Today, the upper castle is home to the Habsburg Portrait Gallery, which features portraits from Albert III (1349-1395) to Emperor Francis I (1768-1835) over three storeys. The collection contains over 200 portraits, including valuable works by famous artists, such as Lukas Cranach, Anton Mor, Tizian, van Dyck and Diego Velásquez. The ground floor of the upper castle houses a collection of late medieval sculptures and the centrepiece is the St George’s altar that belonged to Emperor Maximilian I.

 

Phone number for guided tours: +43 1 525 24 4804

Themes

museum // Innsbruck City

Opening times

Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission until half an hour before closing time.
Closed in November.


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